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Student portraits line the walls of the RCHS main office, highlighting the different studies of RCHS.

Student opinions vary on RCHS 2025 closure

Angel Marcial, Staff Writer | May 15, 2024
Richland Collegiate High School students are sharing what it means for them now that the program is ending. The opportunity to take college-level courses while finishing up a high school diploma is something RCHS students do not take for granted. Kenny Nguyen, a senior in the program, said, “Having this new experience of college it’s, it’s life-changing because you get to get your associates and you get your high school diploma. At the same time, at what cost? No cost. It’s free.” Nguyen...
Chants echo as students protest for Palestine

Chants echo as students protest for Palestine

Aislyn Smith, Editor-in-Chief | May 8, 2024
“Free, free, free Palestine!” Student voices echoed through the Dallas College Richland Campus May 2 as Palestinian supporters gathered to protest. The Muslim Student Association began above El Paso Hall in the breezeway, but the large group of protesters, estimated by Malak Elkady to be about 25 students, traveled around campus in order to spread the message. The chanting was led by a few students in particular, including Ahmad Elsafadi, Leen Al-Jame and Aya El-Sawa. Elsafadi planned...
Richland students sweep competition at SkillsUSA

Richland students sweep competition at SkillsUSA

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | May 2, 2024
In the City of Houston, Richland students, myself included, competed in the SkillsUSA Texas State Competition from April 17 to the 20. This event brought together students from all over the state to showcase their skills and talents in various fields like automotive technology, graphic design, welding and culinary arts with this year’s theme being No Limits. Leading up to the competition, we worked hard to prepare ourselves. We spent weeks preparing for our different contests, spending a lot...
Richland Student Media TIPA winners include Carlos Ortega, left front, Malak Elkady, Catalina Malott; back row: Jorge Sanchez, left, Hevar Barzenji, Aislyn Smith and faculty adviser Erica Edwards.

Richland Student Media wins big at convention

Malak Elkady, Staff Writer | May 1, 2024
Student journalists from Dallas College Richland Campus showcased their talents and brought home numerous awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention held at the San Marcos Embassy Suites hotel April 11-13. TIPA, known for its annual three-day conventions held across Texas, drew about 343 students and faculty advisers this year. The event was full of life as attendees participated in 40 different workshops and presentations led by media professionals from around...
Newly elected Richland SGA officers include Senator-at-Large Harrison Nguyen, left, Vice-President Dyanna Ortiz, Secretary Brook Tilahun and President Faith Rachel, all poised to take the reigns of campus student government.

New beginnings for Richland SGA

Jorge Sanchez, Staff Writer | April 30, 2024
After Richland’s final Student Government Association election ballots were counted on April 10, results were shared via social media by candidates who won positions. At press time, SGA election results are scheduled to take effect on April 29 after several SGA students return from a state competition in Austin. Faith Rachel and Dyanna Ortiz won top leadership positions, while currently serving as officers for SGA. Rachel will become the new SGA president for next semester. Ortiz will serve as vice...
The inducted students at the Phi Theta Kapa induction ceremony on April 19.

Meet the new PTK inductees for spring 2024

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | April 29, 2024
The Alpha Alpha Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa held its annual induction in the evening at the Richland College performance auditorium April 19. The ceremony is a traditional event meant to recognize chapter leadership for the coming school year. Many current members of the Alpha Alpha Xi chapter will be leaving their positions and moving forward in the next part of their academic journey. Phi Theta Kappa is Greek for wisdom, aspiration and purity. It is the world’s largest and most prestigious honor...
Richland in total shock over total eclipse

Richland in total shock over total eclipse

Rolando Hernandez, Staff Writer | April 24, 2024
Students, faculty and community members gathered April 8 at the Dallas College Richland Campus to witness a rare total solar eclipse. The eclipse began over the Dallas area around 12:20 p.m. It reached its totality at 1:40 p.m. The total eclipse lasted approximately 3 minutes 15 seconds at Richland ending around 1:43 p.m. This was the first total eclipse in the North Texas region since 1878, nearly 150 years ago. Hundreds of people gathered outside campus buildings to look at the eclipse. Many were parents...
One of the many Canada geese at Richland. They are territorial and when nesting will attack anyone who gets too close.

Careful, they bite!

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | April 18, 2024
As the season transitions to spring, Richland campus witnesses a familiar sight: geese and ducks wandering around, coexisting with students, faculty and staff. Among these residents, the nesting geese are in the spotlight. However, it’s imperative to understand the significance of nesting season and the importance of respecting these birds. Each year, as temperatures warm, geese begin their nesting rituals. These rituals involve selecting a suitable nesting site, typically near water bodies such as...
SGA candidates meet at Richland

SGA candidates meet at Richland

Jorge Sanchez, Staff Writer | April 11, 2024
Richland Student Government Association met April 2 for a forum-style panel to answer questions students had on the current SGA election. The event happened in El Paso Hall and featured eight students out of the 17 who are running in the upcoming election on April 8. The two-hour forum was mediated by students Kent Ho and Miriam Almodham. What are some of your plans once elected? That was one of the first questions asked to candidates. The answers varied greatly. It was clear students...
ONLINE ONLY: Spring Fest fun at Richland

ONLINE ONLY: Spring Fest fun at Richland

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | April 10, 2024
Spring break doesn’t have to end just because the break does. On the morning and afternoon hours of March 27, lakeside at Richland was the site of Spring Fest: a spring break themed party celebrating the end of winter and the start of spring. Food, music and games were provided to students and staff. A mechanical bull was also featured free for those who wanted to test their inner rodeo potential. Numerous clubs including student government, running club and others took the opportunity to...
SGA Region II has big plans for Dallas College

SGA Region II has big plans for Dallas College

Angel Marcial, Staff Writer | April 4, 2024
Students and representatives from the Dallas College campuses gathered to discuss student government activities with fellow junior colleges as part of Region II. The Texas Junior College Student Government Association, or TJCSGA, is “the only student-maintained organization in the state that works to promote the cause of community college students at the local, regional, state and national level,” according to tjcsga.org. Throughout the year, SGAs of junior colleges have been working on...
Who will win the race for SGA leadership in 2024?

Who will win the race for SGA leadership in 2024?

Angel Marcial, Staff Writer | April 3, 2024
Student leadership roles in Richland SGA are being vacated as the 2023-2024 academic year comes to an end. With current leadership moving on to the next stages in their academic careers, nearly all seats will be contested by new individuals. The Richland Campus Student Government Association officer positions, including secretary, treasurer, historian, vice president and president, and several senator seats, are open to any and all students at Dallas College. The intent to run deadline has passed, and...
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